I have a scanned PDF document on an iPad 2 (iOS 6) that I need to rotate but cannot find any easy way to do this. How would I engage such an endeavor?

  • Are you transferring the PDF from a computer? If so, it might be easier to rotate it on the computer first before transferring to your iPad.
    – JW8
    Sep 21 '12 at 16:16
  • Which app are you using to view the PDF?
    – nohillside
    Sep 21 '12 at 16:51
  • @patrix i've been trying many. adobe reader, kindle, and the native app (i'm not really very good at mac, but i'm trying)
    – swasheck
    Sep 21 '12 at 17:03
  • You don't have to be good at using a Mac to use your iPad :-)
    – nohillside
    Sep 21 '12 at 18:21

A lot of PDF viewers on the iPad allow rotation of PDF files. An example would be GoodReader which is a good app to have anyway if you need offline access to PDFs etc. To open a PDF in GoodReader e.g. from Mail use the "Open with..." button.


You can download an APPLE App Store called Bluebeam Revu. I believe you will have to pay for this. Once you port your PDF over to the app, you will need to select the square icon that has 4 boxes. Your PDF will appear to the left and will be a smaller version. You then can take 2 fingers an rotate your PDF to the position you want. Then you can select the icon at the top to email it back to yourself. I select "flaten and email". This works great and is very easy. I hope this helps.


PDF Splicer is a very good app for that. It's free.


Use this free online website, it worked for me using one drive as a file holding medium, you could also try using google drive for this.


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